8309 Norris Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94552

$1,250,000 | Sold $1,227,000

8309 Norris Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552

3 BD

2 BA

2,130 SF


19,889 SF Lot

About 8309 Norris Canyon Road

Modern Farmhouse Retreat

Welcome to 8309 Norris Canyon, a magical farmhouse retreat where you will experience the serenity and simplicity of country living without sacrificing the conveniences of modern-day life.  Set against the picturesque backdrop of a babbling creek and surrounded by lush greenery, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been tastefully updated while retaining its 1928 rustic charm. 

Original details such as exposed wood beams, hardwood floors, interior french doors, clawfoot tub, and period lighting add warmth and character to the home. The kitchen features Thermadore appliances, granite counters, a farmhouse sink, and walk-in pantry.  The attached formal dining room, with built-in bench storage, looks out onto the tree-lined backyard.  

The sprawling yard is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, providing ample space for gardening, activities and entertainment. This property is zoned agricultural residential, giving you the opportunity to explore your green thumb and indulge in sustainable living.  

With its creekside setting and secluded location, you'll feel like you're in your own private oasis, yet it's just a short 8-minute drive to San Ramon or central Castro Valley, where you'll find a bustling community with plenty of amenities and easy access to freeways and public transportation.  Ready to live the simple life without giving up modern comforts?  Then come check out this gem of a property and experience the best of both worlds!

Status: Sold

Features & Updates

  • Newer systems including roof + gutters, drainage, foundation, septic, heat, air conditioning
  • Large living room with vaulted, exposed-beam ceilings and a gas fireplace wrapped in a stately mantle with carved detailing
  • Sunny dining room with period pendant lights and window seats with ample storage
  • Newer windows in the living room + dining room with electric solar shades
  • Updated farmhouse kitchen with Thermador appliances, trash compactor, pull-out cutting board, bakers cabinet, and walk-in pantry
  • Bedroom 1: on main floor with exposed beam ceilings
  • Bedroom 2: on lower level with beautiful stained glass window and french doors that open to the back deck
  • Bedroom 3: Primary bedroom on lower level with gas fireplace, walk-in closet, and sliding doors that open to the back deck
  • Two updated bathrooms that retain the original architectural detailing including clawfoot tub, vintage sinks, wainscoting, updated light fixtures, vintage black and white checked tile
  • Expansive attic with new insulation and plywood for storage
  • Huge fenced lot with garden beds, blooming trees, level area for play, large deck
  • Seasonal creek along backside of yard

Location Details

8309 Norris Canyon Road is conveniently located within an 8-10 minute drive to both San Ramon and Castro Valley.  While the google map on the left won’t allow you to explore the neighborhood, you can move along Norris Canyon to the wooden bridge – the house is in the private community on the other side.  Here are some of our favorite spots to visit:

  1. Best Shopping Area: Bishop Ranch, 12 min
  2. Best Grocery: Trader Joes, 9 min
  3. Happy Hour: Cordial Cellar + Lounge, 12 min
  4. Best Spot to Walk: Las Trampas Regional Park, 13 min
  5. Parks for Kids: Memorial Park (San Ramon) or Bay Trees Park (Castro Valley), both 8 min
  6. Best Meal: INC Brewing, 16 min
  7. Best Secret: Horseback riding at Apple Creek Farms, 0.5 mil
  8. Fun to do: Oakland Zoo, 15 min
  9. Best Perk: Large lot
  10. Access: 580 + 680 freeways are ~8 min

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